|Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use
The New Farm is a production of The Rodale Institute and
their web site is excellent. The focus is on organics and the site profiles
productive, sustainable agriculture efforts.
New England Small Farm Institute - A non-profit corporation founded in 1977 to promote the
increased and sustainable use of the region’s agricultural resources and
functioning as an advisory and advocacy group for New England’s small farms.
University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture
– dedicated to fostering an understanding of
agricultural issues that lead to personal, institutional, and community
decisions that encourage farming in Vermont.
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center –
“Cultivate Hope, Educate for Change”. Located in Orange Massachusetts, this
grassroots, non-profit organization offers energized, tangible experiences
for young folks to grow their own food and find out more about alternative
fuels through their SOL Patrol Initiative. Creative and worthwhile.
Rural Vermont is a nonprofit farm advocacy group that
represents those who are opposed to corporate industrial agriculture. An
important, relevant, grassroots, and productive organization working on a
statewide level for Vermont.
||The Center for Whole Communities is a
forest and farm, and an organization of people and ideas, all devoted to
creating a more just and healthy relationship between people and the land.
Through leadership retreats, teaching new guiding principles, and the living
example of Knoll Farm, the center is creating a new story in America about
people and the land.|
United Plant Savers - A non-profit education cooperation dedeicated to
preserving native medicinal plants.
NOFA Vermont is a non-profit association of farmers,
gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and
ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future
Renewable Energy and Biofuels -
Vermont Wind Energy - Information on both utility scale wind farms and
home-sized turbines, Vermont’s tremendous wind energy resources, the issues
facing wind energy development in Vermont, and the latest news about Vermont’s wind energy politics and installations.
Solarfest - Solar and renewable energy information through music,
art and hands-on demonstrations. Definitely an event worth attending! Find
out more by visiting their web site
CET Solar Store - Located in Cavendish Vermont, this innovative
business has all kinds of nifty supplies for living off the grid and the
folks who run the place are informed and experienced. Check them out!
Biodiesel America - This is Josh Ticknell’s site. Well-known for his
book “From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank” and his cross country jaunt in the
veggie van, Josh Ticknell has been instrumental in popularizing fuel from
PV Power Resource Site - An informative site with great ideas and insights on
Pacific Biodiesel - This site offers large scale processing equipment and
good links to academic and government biofuel interests.
The Solar Bus - Based out of Richmond, Vermont, this nifty bus tours
around promoting solar energy and biodiesel fuels. The site has a good
discussion board for things like how to acquire biodiesel, how to challenge
the current political regime, how to travel cross-country in a big bus, that
type of thing!
Dog River Alternative Fuels - Vermont-based manufacturer of biofuels. Nice, clear
and compelling site. Good links page.
Centre for Alternative Technology - Get an international view! – The Center for Alternative
Technology’s web site is intense and full of opportunity.
REAL GOODS is a powerhouse of
information about renewable energy products and installations.
The Campus Center for Appropriate
Technology- The mission of the CCAT residents is to demonstrate
technologies which contribute to a healthy environment, to examine the
ethical and social consequences of the use of technology...A good overall
information clearhouse for alt tech.
Related Magazines and Publishers
BACK HOME – We like this magazine a lot. Great
articles with accessible information. Makes you want to go out there and get
your hands dirty!
Backwoods Home Magazine - Practical ideas for
self-reliant living. Building, alternative energy, farming, gardening,
lovin' the outdoors, food and cooking, country living and much more.
Home Power Magazine - The site for people interested in
home made power!
Small Farmers Journal - Published since 1976, this is an oversized
quarterly publication of great quality and content. Every issue is to be
Other Great Sites
Vermont Soapworks is dedicated to producing the finest
and most moisturizing bar and liquid soaps possible. They have an
organically certified factory in Middlebury Vermont where their factory
outlet and soap museum is an adventure in itself.
Nomadics Tipi Makers - Looking for a great tipi? – We ordered ours from
Nomadics Tipi Makers and were very, very happy with the experience and with
the beautifully constructed canvas. “Our teepee making is self-styled and
integrates our love of the wilderness with rural life and the demands of
teepee making. Our workshop is hidden in the quiet seclusion of the forest
at the base of the Three Sisters Wilderness Area and our tipis are sewn by
local residents in their own homes. We made all leather tipis for Kevin
Costner's movie "Dances With Wolves" and Tom Cruise's "The Last Samurai".
Green Products Alliance - A unique
consortium of small natural products manufacturers who are REALLY committed
to quality natural body care products